Cape Gazette

Delaware Bay beaches suffer erosion

Oct 30, 2012
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Beach erosion is evident along the coast of Broadkill Beach.

Following the storm, public access to evacuated areas along the Delaware Bay coast was prohibited. When residents return, they will find significant beach erosion.

The storm only worsens the numerous breaches near Primehook Beach. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Sand is washed away right up to houses in Broadkill Beach. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The dunes provided some protection along the Delaware Bay coast, but beach erosion is widespread. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Prime Hook Road is closed and covered with water Tuesday morning. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Prime Hook Road is closed as one of the coastal evacuation areas. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
A large tree trunk drifts along Broadkill Road. DelDOT crews were on hand early after the storm to clear the road of debris. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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